Post by reanimuspress on Mar 8, 2017 13:45:26 GMT -8
Just wanted to let folks know about some free tools we've put up on the web that might be of help to various Smashwordians. They're at www.reanimus.com/tools .
- A checker for common errors that upset Smashword's meatgrinder or the premium review team, so you can fix them up front, before uploading and instantly going live (or waiting days for a premium review rejection).
- A "Table of Contents tool" to add ToC's to docs in a less difficult manner. (We're also working on a way to simply convert Word's ToC into something acceptable to meatgrinder; working well in beta test, so stay tuned.)
- a "Nuclear Option Assistant" (to help reformat a doc with the dreaded "Nuclear option" but retaining italics, which are among the hardest to reintroduce afterwards).
- "Smartlinks", which allows links to sales pages for your other books in a way that doesn't get rejected for containing links. On an ipad/iphone it links to the iTunes page, on a Nook it links to the Nook page, etc.
We have a few hundred books under our belts on Smashwords, and developed these tools in-house for our own use; I thought they might be helpful to other folks, so we put them up on the web. I hope folks find them useful.
(Hi, Admins, if this is felt to be self-promotional in some way, please delete. I looked for a way to send a PM to ask, but I'm apparently not approved for PMs yet. You can read my bio and you'll see I do a variety of non-profit work, so I'm not in this for profit motives, just trying to be helpful.)